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Smallpox in Two Systems of Knowledge

FrÉdÉrique Apffel Marglin

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter explores the themes of freedom and force in the context of one of the great success stories of modernization in India, which is the smallpox vaccination. The findings reveal that ... More


The Speckled Monster

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on events in the early nineteenth century, following the decline in smallpox infections. The medical profession shifted its efforts towards the promotion of vaccination over ... More


Confronting Smallpox

in The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the 'Opening' of Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754897
eISBN:
9780804779494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Variola major, the virus that causes smallpox, circulates continuously from one susceptible human to another. As the variola virus establishes its migratory sphere, a dramatic transmission of the ... More


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